Iran, S Korea to boost academic coop.

TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) – Iran and South Korea have agreed to further expand scientific cooperation, deputy Minister of Science said Wed.

A joint meeting was held on Wednesday between Iran and South Korea’s universities on expansion of scientific cooperation in Tehran. Deputy Minister of Science for International Affairs, Hossein Salar Amoli, and the President of the National Institute for International Education (NIIED) of the Republic of Korea, Kim Kwang-ho, were present at the meeting.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran is moving toward knowledge-based economy and for this purpose, it has put on agenda the expansion of academic and scientific cooperation with top countries in science and technology,” Salar Amoli said.

He went on to add, “we believe in high standards of South Korea’s universities and have, accordingly, planned to improve our mutual academic cooperation with the country.”

Salar Amoli pointed to the high status of Iranian universities in West Asia region, adding “last year, 13 Iranian universities were placed by Thomson Reuters rankings among top universities in the world. Our universities have the required capacities to welcome academic delegations from various countries.”

The meeting took place between 13 universities of South Korea and 38 Iranian universities and higher education and research institutes. 

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